Barleylands Annual fun walk makes great strides and goes virtual for 2020!

MP John Baron at Billericay Fun Walk

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers have announced that the 19th annual Fun Walk will now be a virtual event which will run through September.

Originally, the event was scheduled to be held on 13 September at Barleylands Farm, Billericay but as the public remains in lockdown, the Event Coordinators have changed the event to adhere with government and public health guidelines.

The 2020 Fun Walk virtual event will give supporters the opportunity to walk the equivalent distance in a setting of their own choosing to raise sponsorship money for their local charity or good cause.

John Baron MP and his team started The Fun Walk to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, and since 2002 the event has gone on to raise more than £1.1 Million for charity with the help of local businesses donating into a Bonus Pot, and the fundraising efforts of its participants.

John said:

“We are pleased to welcome Tunnelcraft Ltd to the list of local businesses contributing to the 2020 Bonus Pot, taking it to nearly £30,000. The others include, Swan Housing Association, IFE Global Logistics, Anisha Grange Care Home, Butyl Products Group, Leonardo MW, McDonald’s Restaurants Basildon and others.”

In just over a week The Fun Walk has had over 50 organisations register for the virtual event with an estimated 700 participants, confirming the importance of this event to local charities and good causes.

Local organisations are encouraged to register at